“I’ve Never Betrayed PDP”: Wike Reveals How Obaseki Played Him Fool Over Second Term Ticket

Jan 8, 2024 | Uncategorized

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  • FCT minister, Nyesom Wike has opened up on how Governor Obaseki betrayed him to win his second term re-election
  • Wike, the former governor of Rivers state disclosed that Obaseki betrayed all the agreements they had for securing the second term ticket under the PDP in Edo state
  • The minister made this disclosure while addressing his rift with his anointed successor, Rivers Governor Sim Fubara, noting he has never done anything against the PDP

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements

The minister of the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) Nyesom Wike, has said that he has not betrayed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by supporting President Bola Ahmed Tinubu during the 2023 election.

Fubara, Tinubu, Wike, Rivers crisis, Obaseki
Wike finally clarified his position on supporting President Tinubu in the 2023 elections, as he denied betraying the PDP.
Photo credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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Wike disclosed that he stood firm and told Nigerians his camp wouldn’t support the PDP if the presidential ticket was zoned to the North, adding that the issue of betrayal doesn’t arise.

The former Rivers governor spoke at a New Year luncheon he organised in his country home in Port Harcourt on Sunday, January 7.

As reported by The Punch, Wike said he learned from President Tinubu, who once taught him that betrayal and politics are mother and father.

Clarifying the above point, Wike recalled how Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state, allegedly betrayed all the agreements they had to pave the way for his second term.

Wike said he supported Obaseki for his re-election after he fell out with his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole.

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He stated that the Edo governor reneged on all the agreements made with him before his re-election and started peddling rumours of blackmail against him.

Wike said:

“He was to be refunded the money he spent and to get four commissioners but not one was kept. We said okay you would run for Senate in the next election. But not one was kept.

“But the next thing was blackmail that Wike wants to control this. But you didn’t know what Wike wanted to control when you came and held a meeting with me from 6 pm to 6 am. It was all about blackmail. That is what you see in politics.”

Wike finally opens up on why Rivers PDP picked Fubara as its candidate

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Nyesom Wike said the Rivers state chapter of the PDP picked Siminalayi Fubara as its governorship candidate ‘to avoid acrimony’.

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Wike, considered the most influential man in Rivers politics, said his choice of Fubara was to move the state forward.

Wike said he bought the expression of interest and nomination forms for the governor and all the state and federal lawmakers PDP candidates in Rivers state.

Fubara, Wike tackle each other with yuletide rice in Rivers

Also, Legit.ng earlier reported that the political crisis in Rivers state was yet to be dead, but passing through the lull paths of time considering some events that showed that Governor Siminalayi Fubara and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, are yet to resolve their rift.

President Bola Tinubu’s intervention resulted in an eight-point resolution, which eventually calmed the political tension in the state.

Source: Legit.ng

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